Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some last minute holiday card inspiration! I have really been enjoying finding ways to add pops of red into my Christmas cards, as it’s not normally a color to which I’d gravitate, but there’s something about a beautiful, crisp red that just screams Christmas to me! For today’s card, I’ve kept my color scheme relatively simple, with a light gray as the primary color and a few pops of red to keep things interesting. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by die cutting the Mini Polka Dot cover plate die from some pale gray cardstock, then backed it with some bright red cardstock. The contrast between the two colors is fantastic! It would have looked beautiful with some red glitter or foil cardstock behind it, too!
Next, I stamped the main image from the lovely Poinsettia Border stamp using white pigment ink on some more gray cardstock. I then used my Caran D’ache Luminance colored pencils to do some no line coloring, keeping the red, gray, and white theme running throughout the bouquet. I die cut it with the coordinating die.
Next, I red heat embossed a greeting from Poinsettia Border on some more gray cardstock, trimming it down to a small rectangular sentiment strip. I mounted the die cut floral bouquet on a Dotted Oval, die cut from some heavyweight vellum. I love using basic vellum die cuts to soften a patterned background! Finally, I adhered all of the die cut pieces on the card front using foam adhesive for lots of extra dimension.
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’re past the holiday hustle and bustle and can just sit and enjoy the pleasant aspects of the season. If not, I hope your to-do list grows shorter by the day! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous holiday!